Is liver cancer infectious?

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asked in Internal Medicine by WILMA
Is liver cancer infectious?

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answered by ALISON
1. Is liver cancer infectious
First of all, to infect, must have three ways: the source of infection, transmission and vulnerable populations, but the cancer cells are not the source of infection, it can only spread in the host body, not on the outside of the host body infection, therefore, can form three infectious pathway has not complete, natural infection is not formed.
Secondly, we consider in the hospital isolation measures for cancer patients, no, now the medicine cannot be confirmed cancer is contagious, including liver cancer, cancer cells will be transferred to other organs and the organs and liver function when the late liver failure, resulting in death, but this period is not contagious the.
Finally, because the vast majority of patients suffering from liver cancer found its time late, late, so missed the best timing of treatment, so it is best to the hospital to do a regular body check, don't wait to feel the liver pain, loss of appetite, and even jaundice when it went to the hospital, this time has been missed the best timing of treatment, it is difficult to cure. Is liver cancer infectious
2. What are the symptoms of liver cancer
2.1, emaciation and weakness. This symptom often occurs in the middle and late stages of liver cancer. It is possible that the metabolic products of the tumor can cause the biochemical metabolism of the body, and the eating is reduced, and the cachexia occurs when the body is serious.
2.2. Fever. Liver cancer fever caused by general in 37.5 "C~38 degrees Celsius, more than I can reach 39 DEG C, irregular heat type, not with chills, fever in the afternoon is more common and sometimes visible relaxation type high fever, fever can be caused by tumor necrosis or its metabolites.
2.3. Symptoms of digestive tract. It is often manifested by hypothyroidism, upper abdominal fullness after meals, or even nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
3. What is the cause of liver cancer
3.1, liver cancer patients in about 1/3 of patients with chronic hepatitis, hepatitis associated antigen (HbsAg) positive rate was significantly higher than that in low incidence area, have been found in hepatitis C virus infection and HBV infection, has close relationship with liver cancer, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus is certainly one of the cancer promoting factors.
3.2. About 50% to 90% of the patients with liver cirrhosis were associated with cirrhosis. In recent years, it was found that the proportion of hepatitis C virus hepatitis developed to liver cirrhosis was not lower than that of hepatitis B.
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answered by ANGELINA
Many people will have relatives suffering from the symptoms of liver cancer, to worry about the problem of the liver cancer will not be contagious, so today let the experts explain. 1, the so-called contagion, in a simple way, is a disease that spreads from one person to another through some way. Infection must have three conditions: the source of infection, the way of transmission and the susceptible population, and the three are indispensable. Clinical data show that cancer patients themselves are not the source of infection. The experts have done such experiments that the cancer tissue taken from cancer patients is planted directly on another person and can not survive. At present, cancer is not classified as an infectious disease in the world, and there is no isolation measure like an infectious disease. 2. When any cancer is in the late stage, it will transfer to other organs and cause the failure of the organ to cause death. Liver cancer is no exception, but advanced liver cancer has been life-threatening before the occurrence of metastasis of other neighboring organs. The main reason is that more than 85% of liver cancer is primary liver cirrhosis. Therefore, not only because of its own in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma has invaded the normal liver cells, liver cirrhosis makes the function of the original failure phenomenon, such as jaundice, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy (hepatic coma) appear, there may even be some fatal complications of esophageal varices if bleeding, and lead to liver failure and death. So friends and family members get cancer. Don't worry about infection. They should spend more time with them to offer warmth and love so that they can recover soon.
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answered by CANDACE
1 the liver cancer itself is not contagious. But the majority of the patients with liver cancer are due to hepatitis -- the final development of liver cirrhosis - the outcome of the liver cancer. Therefore, care for these patients should pay attention to self protection, and they must be able to contact their blood, body fluids and secretions. You are eating and after work must wash hands, put an end to Disease enters by the mouth. If the patient's surface antigen is positive or the surface antigen is negative, but the core antibody positive virus carrier, their blood and body fluids and secretions are all infectious, but normal skin contact is not contagious. If the patient's e antigen is positive, it is highly contagious, and the hepatitis B virus is highly replicated. If the patient's e antibody is positive, the patient's hepatitis B virus is replicated at a low degree, and the infection is low. Patients with liver cancer will never infect liver cancer. If the patient has hepatitis and there are patients' blood, body fluids or secretions on the cell phone, it will depend on your own resistance, and it will not infect, unless your own resistance is particularly bad.
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answered by JEANNETTE
As a common malignant tumor, the high mortality rate of liver cancer is only one of the reasons why people will be afraid. There is a more important reason. Because of the lack of a clear understanding of liver cancer, is it possible for liver cancer to infect this problem? Everyone is not very clear, so now the small editor in detail to answer for everyone, liver cancer will not be contagious this problem?
Cancer of the liver is a cancer that occurs in the liver. If it is a cancer caused by cells in the liver, it is called "primary liver cancer". It is a malignant liver tumor formed by metastasis from other organs of the body to the liver. It is called secondary liver cancer, also known as "metastatic liver cancer". A variety of mesodermal tumor invasion into the liver, liver sarcoma is usually called Moumou invasion, not included in the secondary liver cancer. Primary liver cancer can be classified as "hepatocyte type", "cholangio cell type" and "mixed type" according to histological classification.
85.5% of the primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) belong to hepatocellular carcinoma. Early symptoms and signs are not obvious or lack of specificity. Some cases show pain in the liver area at onset, some also show acute abdominal pain, or with metastatic symptoms as the earliest manifestation. In addition to the clinical manifestations, the diagnosis depends on liver function test and special enzyme examination. Besides the biopsy, the diagnostic accuracy of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) is the highest. The survival rate of liver cancer was improved by surgical treatment and comprehensive treatment of Chinese and Western medicine. The incidence of liver cancer in all parts of the world is higher in sub Saharan Africa and in the coastal areas of Asia, and lower in Europe and the United States. This disease can occur from 2 months to 80 years old, with a maximum age of 40~49 years. There are many males, and the ratio of men and women is 6:1.
Because of its high degree of malignancy and rapid progress of the disease, there is no discomfort in the early stage of the patient. Once the symptom appears, it is often in the middle and late stage. Therefore, the treatment is difficult and the curative effect is poor. The survival time of the general disease is only 6 months, which is called "the king of cancer". [1]
China is a large hepatitis B. The development of HCC in China is based on hepatitis B cirrhosis. Hepatitis C patients are also increasing. Hepatitis B will also develop into liver cancer. At present, the number of patients in China accounts for more than half of the world
Can the liver cancer be contagious? It can be analyzed from the following 3 aspects:
1, will liver cancer be infected? If it is viral hepatitis, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other liver cancer, this is contagious, because viral hepatitis itself is infectious, so the liver cancer caused by it will also be contagious. The main route of transmission of hepatitis B is through blood transmission, sexual transmission, intimate contact in life, and so on, so we should pay more attention in life. The liver cancer caused by viral hepatitis should be treated actively to prevent the disease from worsening.
2, if it is a non viral hepatitis such as fatty liver caused by liver cancer does not have infectivity, active treatment of such patients at the same time, usually live in the diet should also pay attention to, much to the diet with low fat is appropriate, do not eat high-fat foods, eat high fiber foods. Have a regular diet.
3, there is also a kind of liver cancer that is not contagious, which is caused by environmental factors, such as drinking water pollution, smoking, drinking and other induced liver cancer.
In general do not have liver cancer is contagious, so liver cancer patients family members or friends do not worry about being infected, more close attention to patients with hepatitis B virus is contagious, and liver cancer friends do not carry the panic, to actively correct to face, don't think HCC is incurable disease. Early treatment of liver cancer was found in the early stage. The choice of the correct treatment method, the condition is expected to be effectively controlled.
The experts told us that the liver cancer patients should not be too excited in their daily life and should be peaceful. This mentality restore favorable, and if the body conditions allow, you can also do some minor sports, it can also help us to improve their resistance to a certain extent, at the same time, Xiao Bian here certainly tell you that not all contagious liver cancer.
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